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Aug 25 2019

Wunderkammer

The University of Canberra Wunderkammer Exhibition is a display of objects, works of art and decorative items from across the different University Collections held on campus and brought together in a manner to resemble the origins of modern museums. About the exhibitionThe University of Canberra Collections consist of the Art Collection, Matthias Geological Collection, Ecology Wet and Dry Specimens Collection, Indigenous Teaching Collection, Australian National Museum of Education, Rare Books Collection, Nursing Historical Collection and the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The exhibition features 50 items of significance from across all collections and some of the objects presented have rarely been on public display before. The Wunderkammer concept goes back to the 15th Century where private collectors, often princes of the realm, collected a wide range of objects or provided patronage for scholars who collected specimens on their behalf. The objects were often displayed in an eclectic but aesthetic manner in rooms and suites specifically set aside for them. The collections served as a projection of regal power as princes could demonstrate through their collections mastery of the world, knowledge and learning. Each display cabinet will have a selection of objects set out in an aesthetic manner to replicate the Wunderkammers of old. One of the most intriguing aspects of this form of display is how the placement of objects aesthetically will interact with both the viewer and each other. 

09:00 - 16:00 36 more dates available
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Sep 17 2019

Jean Blackburn Book Launch & Annual ANME Lecture

Celebrating the University of Canberra’s First ChancellorYou are Invited to the Launch ofJean BlackburnEducation, feminism and social justiceby Craig Campbell and Debra HayesTo be launched by Professor Barbara Pamphilon AM, Interim Dean, Faculty of Education University of Canberra and assisted by Ph.D. StudentsEvent Details: Date:Tuesday 17 September, 2019  Time: 4.00pm for 5.15pm followed by refreshments and the Annual Australian National Museum of Education Lecture which will commence at 6pm.  “Jean Blackburn is one of Australia's truly remarkable womenof modern times.” — Michael Pusey“Australian education still needs Jean Blackburn.” — Susan Ryan Australian National Museum of Education Annual LectureFollowing the Book Launch we will be hosting the Annual Australian National Museum of Education Annual Lecture. Presenting is Leading Technology and Education Academic, Professor Robert Fitzgerald Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Strategy, Charles Darwin University will speak on Mindstorms 4.0: Children, technology and learningProfessor Fitzgerald has built an international reputation for innovation in education design in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, working with schools and universities in Australia and internationally.A MUST FOR ALL STEM EDUCATORS AND OTHER TECHNOCRATSHistorical Perspectives on Education Series, No 13Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019Time: 5.15pm for 6.00pm 

16:00 - 19:00
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